Sack Mocha for spreading fake news, youth leaders ask Ombudsman

Inquirer.net 04/02/2018

Youth and student leaders filed on Monday an administrative complaint against Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson for allegedly using her position to proliferate “fake news” and silence the critics of the government. In the…

The CDN Nest

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/10/2018

I was 11 years old when Cebu Daily News (CDN) I first saw print in 1998. I was a Grade Five pupil in a small village called Libas in the Town of Merida in Leyte province when…

TNVS Cebu rep: “Stop spreading fake news”

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/05/2018

A representative of Transport Network Vehicle Service Cebu (TNVS Cebu) urged fellow drivers to refrain from spreading wrong information that there are 7,000 slots for franchisees in Cebu. Albert Montanez, a TNVS driver for Transport Network Company…

Fact-checking to counter fake news

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 02/01/2018

Last Tuesday’s hearing held by the Senate committee on public information and mass media on fake news produced a rather startling question posed by the committee chairperson, Sen. Grace Poe. The senator was shown in a video…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/30/2018

SPRAY PAINT BAN Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s plan to lobby the passage of an ordinance banning aerosol spray paint because “it promotes vandalism” didn’t sit well with some netizens. Reuben Tadena wrote: “Di naman sa illegal…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/16/2018

NO MORE FIREWORKS Netizens weren’t too happy with Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s decision to prohibit the fireworks display for the Sinulog Grand finale. Karla Rayla Soler wrote, “Way ayu ba! Nasubraan najud. Ok ra ko sa…

MAO BA?

Editorial 12/28/2017

Billionaire Bill Gates plays ‘Secret Santa’ online Netizens were quite surprised after a Redditor named Meggan Cummins, who went by the name ViettLLC, received gifts from billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who played “Secret Santa” online.…

Mao Ba?

Editorial 12/22/2017

Netizens, the storm and the grounded tugboat Netizens are wondering about how a tugboat that ran aground in Lawis Ledge on Friday was allowed to set sail despite the Coast Guard order not to allow sea vessels…

TRAGIC DEATHS

Editorial 12/14/2017

Netizens have nothing but sympathy to the families of Louis Mitchell Nayre Ferolin and Alexa Eddy Ceniza Carvajal, the two Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) nursing graduates who died in a car crash on the day they passed…

‘Respect life’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 12/12/2017

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has expressed concern over the decision of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to revive a controversial bounty system that would grant a police officer a financial assistance of P50,000 for every slain criminal.…